#### Yueqiang Liu M.S. Chu W.F. Guo F. Villone R. Albanese G. Ambrosino M. Baruzzo T. Bolzonella I.T. Chapman A.M. Garofalo C.G. Gimblett R.J. Hastie T.C. Hender G.L. Jackson R.J. La Haye M.J. Lanctot Y.K. In G. Machiori M. Okabayashi R. Pac

Two issues of the resistive wall mode (RWM) control code maturity are addressed: the inclusion of advanced mode damping physics beyond the ideal MHD description, and the possibility of taking into account the influence of 3D features of the conducting structures on the mode stability and control. Examples of formulations and computational results a…

Published#### Yueqiang Liu I. T. Chapman, M. S. Chu, H. Reimerdes, F. Villone, R. Albanese, G. Ambrosino, A. M. Garofalo, C. G. Gimblett, R. J. Hastie, T. C. Hender, G. L. Jackson, R. J. La Haye, M. Okabayashi, A. Pironti, A. Portone, G. Rubinacci and E. J. Strait

Self-consistent computations are carried out to study the stability of the resistive wall mode RWM in DIII-D J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42 , 614 2002 plasmas with slow plasma rotation, using the hybrid kinetic-magnetohydrodynamic code MARS-K [Y. Q. Liu and et al. , Phys. Plasmas 15 , 112503 (2008)]. Based on kinetic resonances between the mode and t…

Published#### Yueqiang Liu M.S.Chu I.T. Chapman T.C. Hender

We investigate drift kinetic effects on the resistive wall mode (RWM) stability in ITER plasmas, due to the mode resonance with magnetic precession drifts and/or bounce motion of bulk plasma thermal particles. A toroidal drift kinetic model is self-consistently incorporated into the MHD formulation. Self-consistent simulations using the hybrid kine…

Published#### Yueqiang Liu M. S. Chu I. T. Chapman T. C. Hender

A self-consistent kinetic model is developed to study the stability of the resistive wall mode in toroidal plasmas. This model is compared with other models based on perturbative approaches. The degree of the kinetic modification to the stability of the mode depends on the plasma configurations. Both stabilizing and destabilizing kinetic effects ar…

Published#### T C Hender I T Chapman M S Chu Y-Q Liu

Two approaches for studying the damping of resistive wall modes due to wave particle resonant interactions are discussed. One approach uses the eigenfunction from an ideal MHD code combined with the resonant particle damping calculated from a drift-kinetic Sf - method formulation. This perturbative approach treats the wave-particle interaction prec…

Published#### R. J. Buttery T. C. Hender

JET has made a strong contribution to the understanding of stability issues for the tokamak. An overview of its main achievements is presented, with emphasis on the latest progress in resolving the key issues for ITER. In particular, we conclude that control or avoidance strategies for neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs) will be necessary for good pe…

Published#### I. T. Chapman S. D. Pinches L. C. Appel R. J. Hastie T. C. Hender S. Saarelma S. E. Sharapov I. Voitsekhovitch J. P. Graves

Recent advances in modeling the effects of anisotropic energetic ion distributions have enabled the development of a complete coherent physics explanation of sawtooth stabilization in both conventional and spherical tokamaks. As an example, a complete model has been developed to explain the asymmetric stabilization of sawteeth with respect to neutr…

Published#### Yueqiang Liu M. S. Chu A. M. Garofalo R. J. La Haye Y. Gribov M. Gryaznevich T. C. Hender D. F. Howell P. De Vries M. Okabayashi S. D. Pinches H. Reimerdes EFDA-JET Contributors

Active control of the resistive wall mode RWM for DIII-D [Luxon and Davis, Fusion Technol. 8 , 441 (1985)] plasmas is studied using the MARS-F code [Y. Q. Liu, and et al. , Phys. Plasmas 7 , 3681 (2000)]. Control optimization shows that the mode can be stabilized up to the ideal wall beta limit, using the internal control coils I-coils and poloidal…

Published#### H. Reimerdes T. C. Hender S. A. Sabbagh J. M. Bialek M. S. Chu A. M. Garofalo M. P. Gryaznevich D. F. Howell G. L. Jackson R. J. La Haye Y. Q. Liu J. E. Menard G. A. Navratil M. Okabayashi S. D. Pinches A. C. Sontag E. J. Strait W. Zhu M

Dedicated experiments in the DIII-D tokamak J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion, 42 , 614 2002, the Joint European Torus JET P. H. Rebut, R. J. Bickerton, and B. E. Keen, Nucl. Fusion 25 , 1011 1985, and the National Spherical Torus Experiment NSTX M. Ono, S. M. Kaye, Y.-K. M. Peng et al. , Nucl. Fusion 40 , 557 2000 reveal the commonalities of resistive wal…

Published#### I.T. Chapman S. Saarelma T.C. Hender S.E. Sharapov G.T.A. Huysmans A.B. Mikhailovskii H. Meyer A. Kirk H.R. Wilson

Present day tokamaks are capable of generating toroidal flows approaching the ion sound speed. Such toroidal rotation is known to have a stabilising effect on resistive wall modes[1]. Here the effects of plasma rotation and diamagnetic drifts on the n = 1 internal kink mode and high n ballooning modes are presented with specific comparison to exper…

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